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Title: Wish Child, The
Authors: Chidgey, Catherine
Genre: Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 382
Year: 2016
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Language: English
Description: The Heilmanns in Berlin and the Kronings tending their land near Leipzig, two loyal families working hard and accepting the Fuhrer's assurances of eventual victory. It is through their respective children, Sieglinde and Erich that the domestic detail of life under the Third Reich is revealed, innocent eyes capturing the ascent of a dream and the failure of a monstrous regime.

Poignant and insightful, this is a remarkable story, aided by its mysterious narrator, revealing ordinary citizens believing until they could no longer. and asking the question - why did no-one ask questions?
Categories: Fiction - New Zealand, War theme, Historical, Morals/Ethics, Political, Relationships, Tragedy/disaster, 2019 Titles

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